Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary to open heated trailer next to busy ER – CTV

Nov. 28, 2022

CALGARY – Alberta’s health-care delivery agency says it’s preparing for surges in patients at Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary by opening a heated trailer next to the facility’s emergency department.
Alberta Health Services announced the move in a series of tweets this weekend, noting the trailer will be operational in early December.

Health officials said earlier this month that in-patient units at both Alberta Children’s and Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton were at or over 100 per cent of their normal capacity.

AHS says the trailer in Calgary will be used when the emergency department sees surges in patient volume and will be monitored in the same way as the emergency department waiting area.

It calls the additional space “a comfort measure to help with crowding and weather conditions,” but notes it won’t be used as a primary treatment area.

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